We changed our name from IT Central Station: Here's why
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Commvault Logo
33,789 views|21,323 comparisons
VMware SRM Logo
11,134 views|8,029 comparisons
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Commvault vs. VMware SRM and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
564,143 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"The solution is very stable and offers a good level of performance.""The solution also provides me with a complete view of our data. I write scripts to report information from the Command Center daily. I report it in HTML and have the status of the last day for the whole environment.""The most valuable feature is Commvault's coverage. It has wide coverage to back up every data center environment. The product can back up OpenStack, OpenShift, and competitive solutions don't have this feature. Commvault can handle backing up any virtual workload or enterprise application.""When an interruption takes place due to an incident, the signaling and notification are very extensive.""Commvault is a very stable product.""Commvault can perform a backup no matter where you are, and it takes a backup every four hours. No matter when you come to the office, it'll take a backup if you're connected to the internet and check the system for online availability.""We use Commvault Command Center for backups and restores and for the creation of new clients. We use it for other functionalities as well. In terms of VMware, I can go directly to the Command Center, enter VMware, and I can search it directly. Command Center is very useful and it can be used for more advanced techniques.""I'm a big fan of the reporting. You can build your own reports; it's very customizable. You can have individual reports going to groups of people or individuals. You can have them go out multiple times a day. It's basically a free-for-all as far as reporting goes. If anybody wants a specific job report every day, you can build it, schedule it, and have it go out and never touched it again. It's pretty nice."

More Commvault Pros →

"The UI is very user-friendly and testing is easy.""The most valuable feature is disaster recovery testing.""This SRM solution can improve your footprint within a data center.""The product functionality is fairly high-quality.""Our systems fail over using SRM. So, we do a big bang DR, which is biannual, and we fail over our fairly massive Epic electronic health record (EHR) and our core applications. It takes us about 30 minutes to fail over using SRM, which is pretty good. In most hospitals that have Epic installed, Epic does the audit to make sure that we can fail over if something were to happen. Normally, sites will have a DR solution specific to the EHR, but right now, our pain point is the third-party tier-one clinical applications.""VMware SRM is a very nice tool for disaster recovery for virtual environments.""The solution is simple to use and has effective automation.""If you want to do failover, it works without any problem."

More VMware SRM Pros →

Cons
"There is room for improvement in its user interface and web console, called Command Center. They are improving it every year so if they continue in that direction, I think it will be a very reliable console.""There is room for improvement in terms of data security.""Setup is complex.""Just to keep it running is time-consuming. There are five people on my team. Commvault was supposed to be one of the less time-consuming solutions, but in reality it takes 60 percent of our time just to keep it running, and that's not even fine-tuning it; that's just to keep it running.""The initial setup is rather complex, especially when switching versions.""This product is overly complex to operate and run.""Commvault has two management dashboards. The first is the CommCell Console, which is Java-based, and the second is Command Center. We don't always find all the features we need in the Command Center and we need to go through the Java console, and sometimes features are only on the Java console.""We do not use Command Center, but we are using CommCell Console. We're navigating and manipulating the entire environment by using CommCell Console, and we are comfortable with it. We didn't find Command Center user-friendly. We found it a bit difficult to use. It decreases the efficiency of the tasks to be performed. It was probably implemented as a centralized application to manage all environments, but it was probably not a good idea. I and my colleagues across the globe are comfortable with using CommCell Console rather than Command Center."

More Commvault Cons →

"You cannot use VMware SRM in conjunction with storage replication software.""Lacks stability and as a result requires continuous monitoring.""The technical support is not very good and needs to make an effort to improve.""We have had an issue when some customers have traditional designs and sites. For example, on one another site, they are using hyper-converged, using VMware, or Nutanix. We have a problem with the synchronization between the storage for site to site. This is the main issue. We are adding some other tools to support the synchronization to allow the movement of the workload from site to site easily.""This product is not appropriate for those moving to a broader cloud footprint.""Sometimes it can cause a bit of downtime during switchovers.""The configuration process could be improved.""The interface is not easy to use and can be made more user-friendly."

More VMware SRM Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers."
  • "Our yearly cost is around €20,000... The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte."
  • "There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution."
  • "Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly."
  • "The complete license gives us options for all the features. Commvault does not license based on storage or the management components. It can integrate with any storage vendor. That means that when we are out of storage and need more, we can integrate without additional licensing. In my opinion, Commvault needs to reduce the licensing cost by 20 to 40 percent to make it cost-efficient."
  • "We went from Veritas NetBackup to Commvault. We switched due to upfront licensing and costs. We have more visibility into what we're actually purchasing. It seemed like, overall, the cost of Commvault was cheaper."
  • "It is cheaper than Veeam."
  • "It was not very popular because of its previous cost, but they have been working on the pricing, and now anyone can afford to use Commvault. They changed the modeling criteria for their pricing. Previously, there was only the capacity modeling based on your content capacity. In this case, they would give you a license and you would have to pay it. Now, most of the environment is virtualized so you can have the best CPU, VMs, etc. You buy whatever you need and pay for what you need."
  • More Commvault Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "The price of this solution is on the expensive side."
  • "The cost of SRM is a little bit high, especially for smaller companies."
  • "The cost of SRM is on par with market rates."
  • "The licensing costs are increasing."
  • "It is about $3,000 a year for the 25 pack. The package gives you the ability to protect up to 25 virtual machines."
  • "There is an annual license to use this solution."
  • "The price of VMware SRM depends on how many VMs the customer has to move. There is a difference between the standard and enterprise license. I'm presenting the standard license to my customers because the total of VMs is not more than 50. The customer needs only the standard license and the cost is very effective for him."
  • More VMware SRM Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Disaster Recovery (DR) Software solutions are best for your needs.
    564,143 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Although both platforms have advantages and disadvantages, I rather choose Netbackup, because it can provide a complete backup-to-disk solution, with their own appliance.  There are always… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Well both are comprehensive backup solutions. comm-vault has management One UI, Built-in security features, ransomware detection, immutability, data isolation, and recovery. while Net-backup has… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The most valuable feature is Commvault's coverage. It has wide coverage to back up every data center environment. The product can back up OpenStack, OpenShift, and competitive solutions don't have… more »
    Top Answer: 
    If you want to do failover, it works without any problem.
    Top Answer: 
    We do have to pay a licensing fee in order to use the solution. We have an annual subscription.
    Top Answer: 
    The challenge it has is with the speed of failing over. Sometimes it can cause a bit of downtime during switchovers. Sometimes you realize that when you are failing over you can have downtime due to… more »
    Ranking
    Views
    33,789
    Comparisons
    21,323
    Reviews
    56
    Average Words per Review
    1,057
    Rating
    8.5
    Views
    11,134
    Comparisons
    8,029
    Reviews
    17
    Average Words per Review
    588
    Rating
    7.8
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
    Learn More
    Overview

    Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.

    VMware Site Recovery Manager is the industry-leading solution to enable application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments. Site Recovery Manager allows: Fast and reliable IT disaster recovery, simple and policy-based management, zero-downtime application mobility, and up to 50% lower TCO.
    Offer
    Learn more about Commvault
    Learn more about VMware SRM
    Sample Customers
    Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, Alliant Credit Union, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
    Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Government10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Retailer14%
    Government10%
    Construction Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise76%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Commvault vs. VMware SRM and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,143 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Commvault is ranked 2nd in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 60 reviews while VMware SRM is ranked 8th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 15 reviews. Commvault is rated 8.4, while VMware SRM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Commvault writes "Enables me to work on other things because I know the system is handling backups by itself". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SRM writes "Enables us to get a lot of server images successfully but it has connectivity issues with auto-recovery". Commvault is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup, Azure Backup and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), whereas VMware SRM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, Azure Site Recovery and Veritas Resiliency Platform. See our Commvault vs. VMware SRM report.

    See our list of best Disaster Recovery (DR) Software vendors.

    We monitor all Disaster Recovery (DR) Software reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.